Don’s 26″ Redfish



Then a mid day low slot Redfish.

Caught and Released


Some of my recent catches….

Slot Red on the ZMAN…

Found my Tailers and caught Dos….





Bri out Tight Lines……






Dee and Rosi

Had 2 wonderful ladies from down south, Dee and Rosi this past week. Dee with a slot on THE FLY…..

Rosi with a nice mid slot….








Jan 14th and 15th The fishing was on fire after this past cold front. It finally pushed the fish into the backwaters.




For 2017 I’ve been concentrating on a launch sites in Steinhatchee for the 2017 Hidden Coast Paddle Adventure .

The Redfish and Spotted Sea Trout have been very active Here are a few of the fish.

Finally got to fish my home waters this past weekend



Some nice fish from a 12/28/2016 North Florida road trip

upper 20’s

Nice slot trying to hide in the Spartina grass, not happening.

The weather has turned beautiful and the topwater redfish action has been on fire..


Both overslot on the rapala Skitter V 10



Had the opportunity to get out with Ivy again between fronts . He nailed this nice slot redfish..




I Had the pleasure to be a guest speaker at The 7th Annual FWC  Women’s  Fishing Workshop. Discussed proper tackle for our area, artificial lure techniques , live baits and proper release of a fish.

The redfish and snook fishing has been great between fronts.

Here is Alan S with a nice snook on topwater


24″ snook

Ivy’s slot redfish on topwater


Bri’s Thanksgiving Day






The Nature Coast snook and redfish bite has been on fire..

1st is D Belanger  President of The Nature Coast Lady’s Angler Club. D nailed the 32″ snook on a fluke style soft plastic..

Forgot it was a personal best.

Forgot it was a personal best.

Next are Krissy and her daughter Ali .


22″ Red , Dinner…

Nice little puppy red on the mirrodine..

Nice little puppy red on the mirrodine..

Mom with a snooklet...

Mom with a snooklet…

Here is Terry K with a nice snook.

Rick L from Alaska with a nice redfish and snook.

Here is 1 of 3 snook for the day.

Here is 1 of 3 snook for the day.

Now a few of mine.



35″ from 2 weeks back.

A slot for the dinner table

A slot for the dinner table

Daybreak slot red..

Daybreak slot red..


The Nature Coast snook action has been awesome . With many fish being caught on topwater and subsurface lures.

I also nailed this 4′ Bull shark ( post Hurricane Hermine)


35″ over slot snook

4' Bull shark on topwater displaced by Hurricane Hermine ,

4′ Bull shark on topwater displaced by Hurricane Hermine ,

Many more between 24″ and 30+” Now is the time to book your adventure with the snook action this hot…..


31″ slot snook



June and July have been extremely hot this year  bringing  water temps into the 90’s. The topwater action has been on and off . Here is a few pic of whats been going on.

upper slot on top..

lower slot on the unfair ripnslash

30″ of Birthday red…..

Had the pleasure to fish with Paul Van Reenen of Unfair Lures

Paul with a over slot on the ripnslash..

My overslot while fishing with Paul

Lower slot on the Unfair Ripnslash



crystal river ozello florida

slot snook

crystal river , florida , ozello

29″ Tournament winning redfish

yankeetown, florida , crystal river, ozello

Slot red from a evening sesh.

crystal river florida , ozello

another 29′” pig redfish

31″ tournament prefish snook


The month of Feb has had its ups and downs with some long weeks of cool weather making and high winds making the fishing tough.

But not for these kayak anglers. First up is Don C from Pa, Don being a avid kayak angler from Pa and had no issues learning ” The Nature Coast” ways of inshore fishing. Don had a stellar day with a “Inshore Slam ” on artificial lures

Ozello Florida , Crystal river , Citrus county

Here is Don with a 24″ snook the final piece of the “Inshore Slam “



    Don’s fine mid slot red .                                                   

Ozello , Citrus County, Florida

1 of over 20 trout for don that day, This 1 is a fine 22″ Gator.

Next up is Danniella G , aka “Yakit_ Yella” this young lady right here is becoming quite the accomplished kayak angler. She has put up with me and some harsh conditions. Just check out what she has been doing with a rod and reel.

Ozello , Florida , Crystal river

Fine mid slot.

Ozello Florida

Nice Gator…

Ozello , Florida , Crystal river

20″ gem of a snook right here.





This young lady spoke up wanting to take a road trip and catch fish and that is exactly what was done. Danniella G made the 2 hr trip north to Dixie county and put the smack down on some sweet redfish 3 total.  We were both using the “Unfair” Rippin Slash which proved to be the ticket . All in all a great memory was created. WTG Yella….


Nice slot red.

lower slot release

some nice winter colors.


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